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La Casa de Melgar Hostal

Calle Melgar no 108, Arequipa Peru
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#23 of 151 hotels in Arequipa
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If you’re looking for a romantic hotel in Arequipa, look no further than La Casa de Melgar Hostal.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Arequipa, La Casa de Melgar Hostal is located a short distance from Casa del Moral (0.4 km) and Historic Centre of Arequipa (0.4 km).

Rooms at La Casa de Melgar Hostal offer a seating area providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

A concierge is one of the conveniences offered at this hotel. Free breakfast will also help to make your stay even more special.

If you’re looking for a steakhouse, consider a visit to El Fuego de San Antonio, Corte Azul Restaurant & Parrillas, or El Gaucho Parrilladas, which are all conveniently located a short distance from La Casa de Melgar Hostal.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular architectural buildings such as Yanahuara, La Mansion del Fundador, and Plaza de Armas.

The staff at La Casa de Melgar Hostal looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Breakfast buffet
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Non-smoking hotel
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Expoblana wrote a review Feb. 2020
Brownsville, Texas26 contributions10 helpful votes
I stayed at Casa de Melgar for 4 nights in two different rooms. The old home oozes atmosphere and the grounds are lush. I appreciated being just a few steps away from the downtown plaza and restaurants. Excellent price and great service here.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: I liked 110.
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Marc475 wrote a review Dec. 2019
Cleveland, Ohio28 contributions12 helpful votes
We stayed 3 nights. I barely left the room because I was ill on arrival. The location was great--according to my family. Walking distance to the main square. I was sooo sick that I barely left the room. The room was spacious, clean, and quiet; lucky for me. The grounds were beautiful and spread out. The breakfast was also nice. The staff--a little reserved on arrival but they delivered and then some. They recommended a great hospital emergency room; brought extra towels; answered tons of questions; recommended a restaurant for chicken soup so that I could eat, and were genuinely helpful. I was lucky to have them. I would stay again in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Buscando wrote a review Nov. 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
This hostal is a gem, and I’m surprised by some of the negative comments and less than favorable reviews (they seem older and outdated). The staff were more than welcoming to me, helpful when I asked questions, and I felt took a genuine interest in me during my stay. I can’t answer for others’ complaints about the breakfast. I found breakfast to have plenty of variety, particularly for a vegetarian (I don’t eat eggs, so I can’t respond to the comments of other people about the eggs). My room was comfortable, quiet, and secure. I used the in-room safe, and while someone else has mentioned it would be easy to pry the door open, you must remember that people are not getting in and out of the building because the front door is secured at all hours. Also, the staff are frequently busy and working throughout the building, and they know which room is yours, so the odds of someone getting into your room who doesn’t belong there are quite small. The hot water was good enough. Throughout Peru, many places offering accommodation do not have 24-hour hot water. I prefer to have a quick cool shower over no shower, but if hot water is essential to you, then you need to plan for it, wherever you are staying. Once you step through the front door and begin winding your way though courtyards and patios to the garden, you are in another world, and if you didn’t know better, it could be centuries ago. This is just one of the charms of this place. It has the ability to enchant you, but only if you allow yourself to be enchanted. Many mornings as I gazed into the garden while having breakfast, I felt an overwhelming sense of peace and comfort, as though I were in the presence of the Creator, and I didn’t want to be anywhere else. I stayed for 12 nights, and I often observed people rushing in for one night, and then leaving to run to somewhere else. Frantic, entitled, and demanding will render you unable to experience the magic of this place (and the magic of Peru). A five-star luxury chain hotel this is not, but personally, I wouldn’t dream of staying in such a hotel, for a lot of reasons. This hostal is more as though you are a guest in someone’s home. Embrace that and you will be embraced in turn. Successful travel anywhere, but especially in Peru, requires that you surrender to what you encounter and flow like water around stones in a river bed. The limited natural light in some of the rooms is a function of the architecture; I loved it because it meant one could have a deep and restful sleep during the afternoon if one wanted or needed a nap. It led me to imagine what life was like in the house centuries ago when there was no electricity or indoor plumbing. The building gives a sense of peace and reassurance for having endured for many generations. Ultimately, it is a question of how well one fits with a place and what one expects. I plan to stay here each time I visit Arequipa, because this hostal feels like my home, or the home of a dear friend.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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MrsJ1 wrote a review Sep. 2019
Worcestershire40 contributions16 helpful votes
Our room was huge, you could have got a full sized badminton court in it! There were a few sticking point - we had to go to reception to ask for towels, the posters on the walls could do with an update, there were no toiletries save a bar of soap and the room was very dark as the windows (in the doors) were at one end. However, the bed was huge and comfortable, the bathroom was modern, it was all clean and the building and gardens were lovely - sit a while and watch out for the hummingbirds. They speak little English here (and why should they?) but the staff are friendly and helpful. Don't miss the crackingly good Italian restaurant just off the lobby.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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elliszeeuw wrote a review Aug. 2019
The Netherlands68 contributions22 helpful votes
The design of this house is top level every room is different and nicely decorated. Lovely garden en good service! This familyowned Hostal is highly recommended if you ike colonial design. For dinner try the little Italian restaurant Il Fornellino. For dinner try the Italian restaurant Il Fornellino next door.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
US$40 - US$75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Casa de Melgar Hostal
Which popular attractions are close to La Casa de Melgar Hostal?
Nearby attractions include Monasterio de Santa Catalina (0.3 km), Plaza de Armas (0.4 km), and Historic Centre of Arequipa (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at La Casa de Melgar Hostal?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at La Casa de Melgar Hostal?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to La Casa de Melgar Hostal?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pasta Canteen, Alma Bar Restaurante, and La Plaza Bar & Grill.
Is La Casa de Melgar Hostal located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Arequipa.
Are there any historical sites close to La Casa de Melgar Hostal?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Historic Centre of Arequipa (0.4 km), Molino de Sabandia (7.6 km), and Iglesia Santo Domingo (0.4 km).